Identities of accommodation, identities of resistance: Korean American women and Meaning making during and post college

Matthew J. Graziano, Sumie Okazaki, Grace H. Chun, Sophie P. Barnes

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To explore individual identity narratives of accommodation and resistance in relationship to dominant American social, political and cultural constructs, this paper uses the Listening Guide Method of Qualitative Inquiry (Gilligan et al., 2006) to investigate the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender and American identity during and post college among four second-generation, college educated, Korean American women. The analysis, drawing from the emergence of themes across interviews, found that participant women accommodated and/or resisted dominant American social, political, and cultural constructs in service of their individual Korean American identities narratives during and post college.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-93
JournalNarrative Inquiry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018


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